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Serra-Barragán, Luis Alberto

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Luis Serra is Associate Dean of Research and Executive Director of the Energy Initiative at Tecnológico de Monterrey. Over the last decade, Luis has led multidisciplinary teams to conduct applied research and consulting projects for firms and federal government agencies in North America in energy, economic development, and sustainability themes. His projects have received funding from Mexico's CONACYT-Sener Funds, USAID, ClimateWorks, WWF, Prosperity Fund, Atlas Foundation, ILO, CIRT, Fundación Naturgy and Femsa. As counsellor, Luis represents Tecnológico de Monterrey at the Studies Commission of the Private Sector for Sustainable Development (CESPEDES). He is a member of the Energy Taskforce of Agenda 2030 of United Nations Global Compact's Mexico Chapter. He is also a member of the group of experts (ExpertODS) of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network in Mexico. He is also part of the group of experts (Expertxs) at México, ¿cómo vamos? He served from 2018 to 2021 as member of the Evaluation Committee at Mexico's CONACYT-Sener-Sustainable Energy Fund. From 2016 to 2019 he also participated representing Tecnológico de Monterrey at the Board of Directors of Mexico's National Institute of Electricity and Clean Energy. Additionally, he represents President David Garza at two collegiate bodies presided by Mexico''s Ministry of Economy (SE): the Consulting Group to promote the National Electricity Industry and the Consulting Group to promote the National Hydrocarbons Industry. As columnist, Luis writes fortnightly for Arena Pública and Energía a Debate. He has also been invited columnist at Energía Hoy, Global Energy México and Animal Político. In 2014 he was a member of the Editorial Board of energy at Reforma newspaper. Before joining Tecnológico de Monterrey in 2015, Luis was Research Director, Director of Energy and Climate Change and Senior Researcher at the Center of Research for Development (CIDAC), one of Mexico's leading think tanks. He also served at the Congress Lobbying Unit at the Ministry of the Interior (Secretaría de Gobernación). Luis has been invited professor at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla, the Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas at UNAM and FLACSO México, as well as in the Universidad de Alberta, Canada. He lectures at doctorate, masters and baccaulaureate levels in the Escuela de Gobierno y Transformación Pública, the EGADE Business School and the Escuela de Ciencias Sociales y Gobierno at Tecnológico de Monterrey. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from The University of Warwick, a Masters in Applied Economics with concentration in Environmental Economics from the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares and a bachelor in economics from ITAM.
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